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No, there isn't.

The very definition of Fake News:

The first I'd heard of this -- ever -- was on Friday, and immediately laughed it off. That's what ABC News should have done. Instead, a fresh new pile of made-up BS in need of refuting.

Why?

HuffPo just ran a glowing piece on Ilhan Omar, as one of those Women Who Make History because You Can't Tell Them to Shut Up and she is She Who Will Not Be Silenced.

Meanwhile...

And from the replies: "Familiar indeed. Students of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia and Mao's 'cultural revolution' in China, not to mention readers of Orwell, find this sort of language and thought policing all-too-familiar."

It's just the algos, they swear.

The decision is still paying dividends -- for Iran.

This tells you everything you need to know about the 2020 Dems:

Related: Watch Israel's Iron Dome in action:

This is a non-starter, and won't accomplish much other than to demonstrate how desperate the Booker Campaign is for attention.

Good Monday morning.

Here is what's on the president's agenda today:

  • The president presents the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy to the U.S. Military Academy football team
  • President Trump receives his intelligence briefing
  • The president presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods

We are sending some muscle to the Middle East

The U.S. is sending "the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber task force" to the Middle East in response to "to 'clear indications' Iran and Iranian proxies were planning an attack on U.S. forces in the region," a U.S. official said.

A statement from National Security Adviser John Bolton said the deployments were intended "to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force."

"The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces," the statement continued.

"It’s something we’ve been working on for a little while," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters traveling with him to Europe. "It is absolutely the case that we have seen escalatory actions from the Iranians, and it is equally the case that we will hold the Iranians accountable for attacks on American interests."

Related:

USS Lincoln strike group deployed to send Iran 'clear and unmistakable' message, Bolton says

This is a great read. Iran’s Hand Behind the Latest Flare Up in Gaza, Israel

Read the rest of the Morning Briefing here.